Friday, 8 March 2013

The Need for Tweed - Getting the Country Look - Johnstons of Elgin

Nothing blends style and function like this multi-colored woolen cloth. It’s been used for centuries for its durability, warmth and function and adds a touch of class whether you’re wearing it or furnishing with it.

Traditionally used for upper class country-clothing like shooting jackets, tweed became popular among the Edwardian middle classes who associated it with the leisurely pursuits of the elite. Tweeds certainly have stood the test of time and are as desirable and durable now as they have ever been for clothing and use in interior design schemes.  Tweed is a favourite because the flecks of colour in the weave lend it a wonderful depth. This gives us a wide variety of colour choices to pair it with so makes it perfect for the use in the home.

Nobody knows more about this glorious fabric than Johnstons Of Elgin who’s furnishing fabrics we proudly stock at Honeysuckle Interiors.  Johnstons of Elgin has been manufacturing the finest woolens and cashmere products since 1797 from its mills in Hawick and Elgin. When you see an authentic Johnstons of Elgin product, you can be sure it has been made in Scotland to a standard and quality that is world class. Their history is one of quality resilience and outstanding provenance.  It is one of the last remaining vertical mills in the UK and manufactures under the Made in Scotland label.  Skilled craftsmen and women are still producing a luxury product that is exquisite relevant contemporary and enduring. Johnston’s selects the finest luxury fabrics which are processed through approximately 30 different manufacturing stages before reaching the finished product.  The drape and the handle of this fabric is wonderful and has to be felt not looked at to appreciate its fine quality. It’s not surprising to know that a company with such a respected history has just been awarded The Royal Warrant of Appointment to The Prince of Wales with effect from the 1st January 2013

Tweed is much more than a piece of cloth. It speaks of standards to live up to.
Visit our showroom for country style inspiration and find out how to use woolen tweeds in your home.

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